PROPOSALS for a new resource recovery facility at Atlantic Trading Estate have raised objects from Barry Town Council.
Vale of Glamorgan Council want the site to handle up to 75,000 tonnes of waste each year from households and businesses to help the council meet their 70 per cent recycling rate targets.
The plans raised concerns about increased traffic, noise, site opening hours and the failure to consider alternative locations to host the facility.
Plaid Cymru Councillor Millie Collins represents the area on Barry Town Council Planning Committee and supported the objection.
Cllr Collins said: “The Vale Council held a pre-application consultation at the start of 2020, but their final proposal has not changed anything since the concerns raised at that time.
“The facility is on an industrial site, but lorries from all over the Vale will have to go through residential areas in Barry to get there. It’s also an area where the Vale is keen to build more homes.
“We believe that this is the wrong location. The Vale should consider other locations closer to the main road network so that the products of the facility can be more easily moved on, rather than driven in and out of Barry.
“The proposed site can handle up to 75,000 tonnes, but only expects 45,000 tonnes each year to come from the Vale. Will that extra capacity be brought into the Vale from other local authorities? If not, then why develop a facility so much bigger than needed?”
The decision on whether to grant planning permission will be made by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Planning Committee.